George Oliver

George lives locally with his family in Ormskirk, and is a long-time champion of making residents’ voices heard.

Previously, George was a councillor for Ormskirk’s Knowsley Ward, where he  played a key role in pushing for the establishment of the Ormskirk Flood Group, having supported local residents through the 2012 and 2015 floods.

In his working life, George was a local government officer and a systems engineer, whilst he has also been active in the community as a parish councillor in Lydiate and school government at St Thomas C of E, Lydiate Primary and more recently at Asmall Primary.

George is passionate about protecting the green belt, particularly Grade ‘A’ agricultural land, and wants to make sure that residents’ concerns are heard in full when challenging developers over inappropriate planning proposals.

He is a strong champion of local democracy and, if elected, promises to promote the needs of local residents on the borough council.

George says:

I am hoping that with your vote in May 2024 we can make Rural West ward an even better place to live than it is already, through listening and responding to what is important to its residents. I am putting myself forward to stand up and be the voice for all our ward, including Scarisbrick, Halsall, Haskayne, Aughton and Downholland

Against continued devastating government funding cuts (West Lancashire Council has had a 92% cut in government funding), Labour have managed to keep the council here afloat, setting a balanced budget each year, introducing the council’s housebuilding company to assist with raising revenue while delivering new housing for our local residents (just not all over our greenbelt!)

We have invested wisely, supporting our town centres, funding charities and community groups such as Dial A Ride, and working towards a £40m+ investment in our new Leisure and Wellbeing Hubs to replace the ageing Park Pool and Nye Bevan.

I very much welcome Labour’s position that there should be no development on our prime agricultural land, and this should be protected through the next Local Plan – if elected, I will continue to support this policy.